Meet the experts

Dr Tom Outram - Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, University of Derby

Tom is an academic and applied sport scientist at the University of Derby. Tom completed his PhD entitled 'Sequencing of segment kinetic energy in the golf swing' in 2015. In collaboration with Performance Golf, Tom has continued to be an active researcher in golf swing biomechanics most recently assessing the differences in weight transfer styles between full and partial golf swings. Tom has previously worked as a Performance Analyst with GB Boxing and is currently working with elite level football clubs to develop a better understanding of the training and match demands placed on professional and academy players.

Dr Mark Faghy - Academic Lead/Physiologist, University of Derby 

Mark is an academic and applied sports scientist from the University with years of experience from working with professional sports teams and athletes including football, athletics and Moto GP. His PhD research saw the application of Sports Science to the military groups and has been recognised with a number of awards for this work. As well as providing academic content on the University Sports courses, he currently researches both clinically and in the performance sector and continues to provide sports science support.

Jon Woodward - Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching, University of Derby

Jon Woodward is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching and Programme Lead for the BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Development degree, and leads the development of community and partner for the HPU for access to Sport Science testing and coach development. Jon has extensive experience in the world of applied sport coaching through working with a range of National Governing Bodies, Home Country Sports Councils and professional and amateur sports clubs. He is a national tutor for UK Coaching delivering a variety of workshops and development sessions. His key areas of interest focus on coach development, talent ID and development and working with youth athletes. He is also a parent to two county level athletes.